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The Hut - Krabi, Thailand (HDR) | by farbspiel
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The Hut - Krabi, Thailand (HDR)

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The story of this photo:

This is an early morning shot of a little hut at our hotel facility in Krabi. As usual, we had to get up rather early to catch our bus. But this time I took some time after the breakfast to wander through the garden and take some photos. If there is one thing that I hate about those organized tours, it is the drill of getting up really early every day. However, at some point you start to get into this flow where everything starts happening automatically. Some time later, you wake up in the bus and try to remember what you had for breakfast. This morning was different!


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How it was shot:

> Taken with a monopod

> Three exposures (0, -2, +2 ev) autobracketed

> Camera: Nikon D90

> Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3,5 EX DC HSM

> Details can be found here


How it was tonemapped:

> Preparation: Developed the raw files with ACR mainly in order to reduce the CA [details]

> Photomatix version 3.1 (Detail Enhancer)

> Two different versions, a "normal" one and a "cold" one (color temperature set to -7) - blended later in Photoshop


How it was post-processed:

> Post-processing was done in Photoshop

> Blended the sky of the "cold" HDR into the "normal" HDR using a layer mask

> Saturation, Levels and Selective Color adjustment layer on the sky to bring back the blue tones

> Topaz Denoise on the sky [details]

> Topaz Adjust on the foreground (anything except the sky) to enhance the details and the colors [details]

> Topaz Denoise on the foreground (less aggressive setting) [details]

> Saturation and Curves adjustment layers to enhance the colors and the contrast of the foreground

> Sharpening on the foreground using the high-pass filter [details]



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Taken on March 24, 2010